Newberry Library Daily Life Along the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad
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Nuns riding on train, Chicago, May 1948
Nuns riding on train, Chicago, May 1948
TitleNuns riding on train, Chicago, May 1948
Alternative TitlePassengers on suburban train bound for Chicago
CreatorBubley, Esther
Date Created1948-05
Extent (Original)1 negative : b&w
35 mm.
Medium (Original)Negatives; Photographs
DescriptionThis black and white photograph taken inside a passenger car shows two cushioned seats on one side of the aisle facing the right. In the first seat are two middle-aged nuns dressed in black flowing habits. Their headdresses have a wide round white collar and head covering which only reveals their faces from their eyebrows to their chins. A long black veil flows from the headdress down their sides and backs. The sister seated near the aisle is holding a package in her lap. The sister seated near the window is wearing glasses and is also holding something; however the seat in front blocks the view. In the front seat, a young man who appears to be asleep is dressed in a long-sleeved, striped shirt and a baseball style cap. His left arm is propped up on the narrow windowsill and his hand is supporting his head that is resting on the seat back.
Note 1Photograph title derived from Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Granger project scrapbook captions.
Note 2Selected photographs published in Granger country : a pictorial social history of the Burlington Railroad / edited by Lloyd Lewis and Stanley Pargellis. Boston : Little, Brown, 1949.
TypeStill image
Subject 1Commuters -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area
Subject 2Nuns -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area
Subject 3Passenger trains -- Illinois -- Chicago Metropolitan Area
Coverage (Spatial) 1Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)
Coverage (Spatial) 241.879535, -87.624333
Coverage (Temporal)1948
Contributors 1Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949
Contributors 2Pargellis, Stanley McCrory, 1898-
Contributors 3Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Photo NumberGranger 493M
CollectionDaily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Newberry Library)
Is Part OfChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Archives
Extent (Digital)5141 KB
Medium (Digital)jpeg
Date Issued (Digital)2009-08-11
PublisherNewberry Library
RightsAll rights reserved by the Newberry Library. Permission to reproduce in any format must be requested in writing. Contact Photoduplication Department, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312-255-3566 E-mail:
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